Australia’s talented cricketer Steve Smith played an unbeaten knock of 77 runs to shut down his criticizers and detractors after he got booed by a section of New Zealand fans during the opening day of Boxing test against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Despite the kiwis kickstarting the game brilliantly and taking control over it, the Australian cricket team bounced back and made a strong comeback to the game and finished the day at 257 for four.
Talking about Steve Smith, he entered the ground amidst cheers and boos, however, he didn’t let any of them affect his game. He remained unbeaten at the end of the day having scored 77 runs and putting his side on top of the day.
Well, it has been long since the ball-tampering incident, that shooked the whole cricket fraternity. However, seems like the fans are not ready to let go of the mistake committed by the cricketers involved. During the match, many New Zealand fans were seen booing and carrying placards with quotes like knowing what you did last summer” and “I’m Sorry” placard with a famous image of Smith crying.
At the end of the day, Steve Smith was asked if he was bothered in any way with the New Zealand fans booing him. This is when Steve Smith interrupted in between and shot back saying: “what booing?”
“Is that what happened? I have no idea,”
Steve Smith further said that he doesn’t listen to such things, good or bad when he walks out to bat. He said:
“I don’t really listen when I walk out to bat. Cheering, booing, dunno (don’t know). I’ve learnt to just block it all out, regardless, good or bad,”
Talking about his knock, Steve Smith said:
“The way they bowled and placed their field, I had to be patient. It’s not the kind of wicket you could go after them. I think we did pretty well today.”
“The plan will obviously be to score as many as we can (on Friday).”